Lauren Gets Crafty

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Archive for 2005/12

The Holiday Homestretch

48 hours from now our holiday marathon will have begun! I’m not finished knitting yet. Now worries, it’s all under control. I have sensibly abandoned my Secret Project Number System as well as a few of the late-idea projects. Two items are finished and wrapped, two more need handles (hmmm…), one needs blocking, and one [...]

Stories From Strangers

Knitting is one of those things that seems to invite discussion from strangers, whether it’s the act of knitting in public or the wearing of an obviously unique or hand-knit item. Yesterday in the elevator I heard a lovely tale from a charming gentleman. After verbally questioning the gender of a man right there on [...]

Yarn Car

This is so freakin’ cool. Link

Happy Anniversary!

One year ago today, I made my first post in this blog. If you haven’t seen everything I’ve done over the year, don’t worry about it! The archives are open for exploration if you’re interested, but I am more excited about what’s to come: 1) Site content beyond this simple blog The eyepatch is not [...]

Hermione Hat & Mittens

Behold, my first mittens: And a matching hat: I like them. Knit following patterns by atypically.knit out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Cherry Blossom. Not Gryffindor red, I’m a Hufflepuff. They were super fun to knit with their cables and bobbles, and I liked working with this yarn- it’s a basic worsted [...]